Senator Elizabeth Warren peppered her speech at Suffolk University’s commencement on Sunday with jokes, alluding to her Twitter war with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album, and her hair color, reports The Boston Globe.
She drew laughs in the middle of her speech when she asked Suffolk President Margaret McKenna how she was doing compared to Trump’s ratings. She triggered more laughter when she mentioned making lemonade out of lemons, a reference to Beyonce’s latest album, and when she told the crowd it’s good to be a blonde.
“I never imagined I would be a law professor, I never imagined I would be a United States senator. I never imaged I would be a blonde,” said Warren. “But here I am. And I can tell you it is life-changing to be a blonde.”
The first female senator from Massachusetts told students to fight for what they want, describing times during her own life where she had to fight to move forward. Warren said she dropped out of college, was forced out of a teaching job for having a baby, and had trouble getting hired at a law firm because she was pregnant.
“Fight for the job you want, fight for the people who mean the most to you. Fight for the kind of world you want to live in,” she said. “It will help when people say, ‘That’s impossible,’ or ‘You can’t do that.'”
Read the full story in the Globe.